Top 10 Success Traits I Learned From My Mother 1

My mom once asked me what things she taught me that led to me living successfully as an adult. It didn't seem like a question I could answer right away, not due to any scarcity of such things, but mostly due to the need for observation and reflection through that lens. How much of what ...

Green Means Go, Yellow Means Slow, Red Means No.

Visualize in your mind that you are driving down a road. Traffic is not light, but moving freely at the speed limit. Ahead is an intersection with a traffic light. The light is green, but as you approach, it turns yellow for a brief moment, then quickly to red. Traffic stops, and you with it. ...

Serenity in Chaos 1

This poem is dedicated to anyone strong enough to be grateful for the storm. Serenity In Chaos by KishaLynn M. Elliott I don’t always know the way the road is rolling But I am certain of the way that I’ll stay going Ahead, for I am sure and constantly knowing That I’ll soon reap from ...

Curacao Honeymoon: Day 8-Another Beautiful Day in Punda

Day 8-Monday, December 14, 2009   Well, today was our last full day in Curacao and I truly believe that we made the most of it. First, I have one more bodily injury update. This morning when I woke up, the first thing Shelli said to me was “I am ready to go home now.” ...

Curacao Honeymoon: Day 7-Scuba & Rescue

Day 7-Sunday, December 13, 2009   The word of today is ADVENTURE. Today seems crammed packed with it, beginning with our early morning introduction to Scuba diving. A tense night of sleep, fearful of mosquito bites, made us quite willing to pounce out of bed at 8:00 a.m. this morning and head down the shore to ...

Curacao Honeymoon: Day 6-Suavemente Besame (Kiss Me Gently) Dolphins!

Day 6-Saturday, December 12, 2009 Let me start off with a bodily injury update. We are almost through our second bottle of OFF and that is a big deal to me. I’m up to 8 mosquito bites, Shelli has 7 and we have to survive 3 more nights here! We’ve taken to creating a tent at ...

Curacao Honeymoon: Day 5-Mambo Japanese-No

Day 5-Friday, December 11, 2009 Today began with a shock, as I was looking in the mirror this morning I discovered my first gray hair! Ugh! Well, if I must discover proof that I am getting old, better to do so on vacation! AND, a mosquito bit me right on my nose during the night, ...

Curacao Honeymoon: Day 4-Ready for the World

Day 4-Thursday, December 10, 2009 After spending most of yesterday feeling under the weather and resting it off, we woke up bright and early this morning, feeling great (save a few more mosquito nibbles-bite count is up to 11 between us). It rained, either last night or this morning, but you can only tell because ...

Curacao Honeymoon: Day 3-Sleeping It Off

Day 3-Wednesday, December 9, 2009  Now at the time of this writing we are awake SUPER LATE (at 4:30 p.m. local time to be exact so much for the shuttle to town–we were waitlisted anyway) and kinda hungover. No new mosquito bites to report, but the alarm clock in our room keeps blinking so there’s ...

Curacao Honeymoon: Day 2-Grand Opening, Grand Closing

Day 2-Tuesday, December 8, 2009 Shelli and I woke up at 1:45 p.m. I opened the curtains and we both rejoiced at the sheer perfection. A partly cloudy day and truly the bluest water I’ve ever seen. We got dressed and left for food. More mediocre Jimmy’s Buffet, but the BBQ chicken was actually tasty. ...